Virginia state Sen. Richard Stuart (R) has not faced a challenger for his 28th District state Senate seat since 2007. The GOP has held the seat since 1975.

Sen. Richard Stuart, R-28th, was re-elected Tuesday, beating his Democratic opponent Qasim Rashid.  

With 100 percent of the vote counted, Stuart garnered 57.65% percent of the vote compared to Rashid's 42.26% percent.

Stuart, 55, a former prosecutor and U.S. Marine Corp veteran, has served in the Virginia state Senate since 2008.  

Stuart ran on a platform to improve education and address transportation issues in Virginia and keep taxes low.

Stuart has also advocated for protecting Virginians second amendment rights and has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association. 

Stuart agreed to only one debate with his Democratic challenger, who vied to be one of the first Muslims elected to the state Senate.

The 28th District, which includes parts of five counties, including Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Westmoreland counties.

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